Periodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the gums, supporting structures of the teeth.
At Arista Dental Centre Guelph, our periodontist offers an extensive array of periodontal procedures such as scaling and root planing to carefully clean the root surfaces of teeth from plaque and calculus that has caused the formation of gum pockets.
Gum disease (periodontal disease) occurs when plaque and bacteria accumulate on the teeth near the gum line causing gum inflammation known as gingivitis. If left untreated, the gums become irritated and begin to separate from teeth forming pockets.
Gum disease symptoms may include:
- Red, inflamed or tender gums
- Gum that bleed during or after brushing
- Persistent bad breath
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Gum recession
- Loose teeth
- Teeth that have shifted
- Changes in bite
To prevent the development of severe gum problems, we strongly encourage our patients to remain current with dental check-ups and teeth cleanings. It is precisely this preventative care that facilitates early detection of potential oral health problems so they may be treated before they are allowed to progress.
At Arista Dental Centre Guelph, we provide an judgement-free atmosphere for all patients. Our periodontist possesses advanced training and unparalleled precision to offer our patients pain-free periodontal treatment with less invasive methods, faster healing and exceptional results.